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Liquidation Auction Announced In Gentry Case

  The former Gentry Bros. Tractor Supply inventory will be auctioned next month by the U.S. Marshals service. Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers website states the auction is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Gentry Bros. Tractor Supply. Pre-bidding runs from August 7-25. Gentry Bros. Tractor Supply was closed suddenly just after Christmas. Owners Jeff and Wendy Gentry have ... Read More »

Cookeville Woman Charge With TennCare Fraud

A Putnam County woman faces TennCare drug charges. Thirty one-year-old Kimberly Ann Smith, of Cookeville, is accused of selling Oxycodone prescribed to her at a doctor’s appointment paid for by TennCare. TennCare fraud is now a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison per charge. The case was investigated by the state Office of the Inspector ... Read More »

White County Students In School On Eclipse Day

White County students will be in school on eclipse day. Federal Programs Supervisor Sheila Felton said teachers are sharing ideas countywide. Each school and each grade level will have its own ways of teaching kids about the event. Tennessee Tech’s Oakley STEM Center is providing viewing glasses for the students, Felton said. Felton said district officials had discussed the idea ... Read More »

Crop Reports Due Monday

Farmers have a few extra days to file their crop reports. The deadline is usually July 15, since that falls on a weekend, the deadline is now Monday, July 17. Farm Service Agent Chad Huddleston said they’re required for people who have crop insurance. “For people that don’t have crop insurance, if we have any programs in the future that ... Read More »

TTU Named Best Public School By Money Magazine

Time magazine’s Money has named Tennessee Tech the best public college in the state. Top honors went to Vanderbilt University and Rhodes College. The magazine says “it’s tough to beat the value of a TTU degree. While not well known outside of Tennessee, within the state this public school has a reputation for offering a high-quality education equivalent to many ... Read More »

Woman Breaks Ankle At Window Cliffs

An unidentified female had to be brought out of Window Cliffs Natural Area on an ATV Thursday afternoon. Putnam County Emergency Management Director Tyler Smith said the woman may have suffered a broken ankle. The woman was near the sixth stream crossing in the park, Smith said. Emergency crews were able to get to her on an ATV and bring ... Read More »

White County Receives $50K Assets Enhancement Grant

White County has received another grant from the state. White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson announced Thursday that the county received a $50,000 Assets Enhancement Grant. Robinson said that money will help promote economic development and job creation throughout the county. The state department of economic and community development announced the availability of new grants for distressed counties back in ... Read More »

Upgrades To Byrdstown Community Center Underway

Upgrades to the Byrdstown Community Center began Wednesday. Upgrades include a new roof, duct work, windows, doors and insulation. County Executive Richard Daniel said the community center is typically the most expensive building in the county to operate. “We are also installing LED lighting,” Daniel said. “So instead of being one of the most expensive buildings to heat, cool, and ... Read More »

Drug Bust Nets Four Arrests In Cookeville

Putnam County authorities charged four people Wednesday with having more than 100 grams of hallucinogenic drugs. Officers arrested the four people after an investigation conducted by the Cookeville Police Department’s drug task force. Officials say officers located 103 grams of a man-made hallucinogenic known as Alpha PVP. Officers also located 2 guns and 5.5 pounds of marijuana. Harley Pettis, 19, ... Read More »

MOM Talk Conference August 11-12

After a successful first conference MOM Talk is back for another year. The two-day conference is set for August 11 and 12 at Cookeville’s Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Committee Chairman Hannah Davis said the event is for any woman filling the mother role in a child’s life. “It’s for all ages, not just the young mom with toddlers, it’s for ... Read More »